Travelers on Lufthansa flight out of JFK allege racism against Jewish passengers after mask spat

NEW YORK — Claims of antisemitism have been made by vacationers on a Lufthansa flight that originated out of John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport.

Experiences, together with one from the group Agudath Israel of America, stated greater than 100 Jewish passengers weren’t allowed to go on a connecting flight from Frankfort to Budapest because of a masks dispute.

Individuals on the flight final Wednesday declare a number of Orthodox Jews refused to put on a masks, which the airways nonetheless requires. However as an alternative of simply punishing these males, the airline allegedly did not enable any visibly Jewish individual to proceed their journey.

Lufthansa Airways nonetheless requires masks on its flights.

In an announcement, the airline apologized and stated it’s investigating, including it “regrets the circumstances surrounding the occasion” and that the choice “resulted from a number of incidents of non-compliance, together with not sporting masks.”

Lufthansa stated it has zero tolerance for racism, antisemitism and discrimination of any kind.

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